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Daily Current Affairs, 06th August 2019

1) Hiroshima Day: 6th August
•August 6 marks the anniversary of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima during World War II. The horrific incident took place on August 6, 1945, when the United States dropped an atomic bomb named Little Boy, on the town of Hiroshima in Japan.

•This was the first time in the history of warfare when an atomic bomb was used against a nation. The incident wiped out around 90% of the city and killed around 80,000 people and had left scars on the city even after all these years.

2) Centre has approved the project to link Kosi & Mechi rivers
•The Centre has approved a Kosi-Mechi river interlining project in Bihar. Estimated cost of the project is Rs 4,900 crore. The project will provide irrigation for over 2.14 lakh hectares of command areas spread across the districts of Araria, Kishanganj, Purnia and Katihar in north Bihar. This is India’s 2nd major river linking project after Ken-Betwa of Madhya Pradesh.

3) Rajasthan Assembly passes bills against honour killings and Mob Lynching
•The Rajasthan Assembly passed Bills against mob lynching and honour killing, which make the cognisable, non–bailable and non-compoundable offences with life imprisonment and a fine up to Rs 5 lakh. The bill to curb honour killing also has a provision of the death penalty for the convict.

•Now Rajasthan has become the 2nd state after Manipur which passed a law to curb lynching cases.

4) Aamir Khan launches Mission Shakti sports initiative in Maharashtra
•Film actor Aamir Khan attended the launch function of Mission Shakti, an initiative by Maharashtra minister Sudhir Mungantiwar to train athletes from Chandrapur and Gadchiroli for international events like the Olympics.

5) U.S. labels China a ‘currency manipulator’

•The United States has officially labeled China a “currency manipulator”. The US has accused China of using yuan to gain “unfair competitive advantage” in trade.

•The US took the action as Beijing has allowed its yuan to fall below the politically sensitive level of “seven” to the U.S. dollar for the first time in 11 years.

6) Udaipur to host India’s Largest Education Brainstorm
•The 3rd edition of India’s largest education brainstorming event, the ScooNews Global Educators Fest (SGEF) will held in the city of lakes, Udaipur. It will bring together over 500 educators to discuss the way towards establishing India as the next global education powerhouse.

7) NASA satellite uncovers ‘first nearby super-Earth’
•The Super-Earth planet named GJ 357 d  was discovered in early 2019 owing to NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), a mission designed to comb the heavens for exoplanets.

•Scientists have characterised the first potentially habitable world outside our own solar system located about 31 light-years away.

8) Artificial Intelligence used to detect fast radio bursts
•Scientists have developed an automated system that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to detect and capture fast radio bursts (FRBs) in real-time.

•FRBs are mysterious and powerful flashes of radio waves from space, thought to originate billions of light-years from the Earth. This research is done by Scientists of the Swinburne University of Technology in Australia.

9) 2nd All India Annual Conference of IIS Officers
•The 2nd All India Annual Conference of Indian Information Service Officers was held in New Delhi. The Conference was organized with a view to attain greater integrationof all Media Units under the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting in order to further amplify government communication. A Performance Review of Media Unitsunder the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting was also conducted during the Conference.

10) Mohali gets first 3-D traffic signal
•Mohali traffic police have launched 3-D Smart Traffic Signal devised by the students of a Chandigarh university.

•The wireless system, called ‘Intelights’, has been installed at the traffic crossing near the Airport Road, on a pilot project basis, and will regulate traffic signals with a smartbird’s eye view wireless sensor system. The new system will have sensors which would automatically switch on the green and red signals depending upon the number of vehicles coming from that particular side.

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